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Windows 7: Roaming Profile Access Denied

01 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 and XP and Vista and Ubuntu
Roaming Profile Access Denied


I've just installed Windows 7 (Technet edition) on a new PC here at work.

My AD account has a roaming profile called \\srv01\jeffery_j$\roamprof.

At some point during the logon/logoff process a new folder is created on the server called \\srv01\jeffery_j$\roamprof.V2. I'm guessing this 'V2' suffix is added is because of significant changes to the folder structure compared to the XP profile and to avoid a messy merge of the two.

Having created a file on my desktop when I log off the profile copies up to the fileserver apparently without error. If I look in the folder on the server the desktop file I created is there.

However, when I log on I get a message to the effect of "Windows has logged you on with your local profile copy due to problems accessing your roaming copy". When I look in Eventvwr I see this event:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: 01/10/2009 10:05:38
Event ID: 1521
Task Category: None
Level: Error
User: DOMAIN\jeffery_j
Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you log off. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.

DETAIL - Access is denied.
This implies a security issue, but if I can write to the folder (as proved by the desktop icon I created) and I can browse to it what can be wrong?

As a further test I logged off from the PC, created another file in the Desktop folder on the server and logged back on to the PC. This new file does not appear on the PC.

I've checked the permissions in the Registry HKCU hive and my AD account has full control.

Any ideas, folks?


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08 Oct 2009   #2

XP migrating to Windows 7 in 2010

Hi, I've found this, not sure if ti will help, I haven't tested myself as yet...

Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection with Windows 7

If this helps, please let me know, I will be testing next week...!

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08 Oct 2009   #3

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate

Did you check to see if CREATOR/OWNER has full control?
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22 Feb 2010   #4

win7 Pro
Any Fix yet?

Hi, I've just installed win7 Pro after being told that the Promo Version of 7Ultimate is now going to expire.

I too cannot now load my roaming profile, the Win7Ultimate promo I was running was fine. I've seen various posts about removing the Profile list from the registry but that too hasnt worked on my system.

Any pointers would be grately apprieciated!

Thanks in advance.
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16 Mar 2010   #5
royee wong

Windows 7 professional

hi,i 've solved this issue already last night, my IT. administrator just gave this account admin rights.then the account log-in the windows 7, it can load the roaming profile from the domain fix already.but i just don't know what security rights the windows 7 needs when this account needs load the roaming profile from domain server.
hope can help all of u .
royee wong.
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24 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 and XP and Vista and Ubuntu

Darn rude of me to not keep tabs on my own thread!

IIRC I too ownership of the local and roaming folders with Admin, then re-applied permissions for the correct AD account.

It was a while ago so I might be wrong, either way, problem gone.
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